dfs in samba
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Jul 15 21:34:14 GMT 1999
does anyone want to help code up dfs in samba? it's half-way there so
far. this requires work on smbd. probably the best implementation would
be to use tim's VFS support. however, there are limitations: the path
name that is passed across is the FULL dfs path name
(\server\dfs-mount-point[\directory][\file]) so i've had to add
unix_dfs_convert() which calls unix_convert() after first checking dfs
paths, and converting to local if necessary.
ms's dfs implementation is weird: there appears to be a large burden
placed on the client, and the ms dfs client acts REALLY strange:
attempting to do SMBgetatr on mount points; doing NTcreateX on mount
points; attempting to create \server\dfs-mount\DESKTOP.INI ?????!
you may need microsoft's dfs server 4.1 stuff (from their web site). all
SP3 and above nt clients are dfs-aware. win95 (i hate win95) requires the
4.1 dfs client (from ms web site).
cifs docs contain dfs specs / info.
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